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      04-30-2020, 09:20 AM   #111
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Yes I did, but same problem
Hi!
You seem to have the exact same problem I had.
After changing the partition type to 4d , you have to validate the changes.
If you donít, you end up with two different partition names that belong to the same drive.
Just do the operation again. Unfortunately you canít just go back, change the name and not format the partitions.
1 change partition type to 4d
2 Type W (to validate !!!)
3 Format both new partitions. Those will appear as 77.4 and 77.5 now

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      04-30-2020, 09:26 AM   #112
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Reinstall SSD[INDENT]42. Reinstall the SSD back into the CIC. Before placing all trim back in place, check to make sure the Nav works - This verifies that the hbnavi partition is functioning. Then check the Media Info to see the available size. If you have more than 12GB free space, it shows as 100% free


Iím now wondering if that would possible to fix the available space info to match the actual size of the partition...?
Also for those in the process of doing the mod, you can download the latest CDDB Gracenote database (search the forum, its there) and update while the partition is mounted.

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      04-30-2020, 12:24 PM   #113
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It could only be fixed via a firmware update from BMW.

The OS code is in flash memory and not on the hard drive.

You would also need their source code and digital keys.
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      05-01-2020, 11:20 AM   #114
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It could only be fixed via a firmware update from BMW.

The OS code is in flash memory and not on the hard drive.

You would also need their source code and digital keys.
In other wordsÖ. forget it !!
Thanks OPjose
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      05-01-2020, 02:11 PM   #115
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Can anybody tell me if this would work on the f30 3 series? I read through the entire thread but may have missed it. I could really use more storage for digital music, not to mention a back up image in case the stock drive ever fails. I have the nbt system with nav, if it helps.
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      05-31-2020, 01:13 AM   #116
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Awesome write-up! I completed the process start-to-finish today.

The one part that I couldn't get working was connecting to a network share using "fs-cifs". Instead I backed up the hbmedia & hbdebug folders to the virtual hard drive of the QNX VM.

I also couldn't get removable storage working, as it doesn't appear that the QNX OS is compatible with an NTFS file system. If there were a workaround here, it would be helpful to transfer music files to the SSD rather than wait the multiple hours that it will take to import via the USB port in the vehicle.

For those of you who have gotten network storage attached to the QNX VM, what file system was it running? Is anyone else aware of any other ways to transfer data from a Windows file system (either directly or indirectly) via QNX?


EDIT: It's a bit hacky, but I realized that if I created an ISO with all of my music in it that I could then pass that ISO into the QNX VM as a virtual CD & transfer my data in that fashion. This is much better than waiting for 20+ GB to trickle through the USB port in the glove box.

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      06-08-2020, 04:35 PM   #117
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Many thanks to Jaeger for all of the hard work working through the process and sharing with us. I have been getting ready to install an SSD in my e89 using this guide and ran into a couple of major problems that I thought I would share my solutions. I am running VMplayer 15.5 and Neutrino641Target. I tried 3 different OS(Win10, Ubuntu and Mint) all on a couple of Dell laptops. These issues may be unique to my setup but I thought I would pass it on as it cost me many hours. BTW vmplayer only works on newer pc’s the support virtualization and that must be enabled in BIOS.

1. Mouse pointer disappears within vm target. Once I click in the box the pointer disappears making it nearly impossible to do anything. The solution is to change the mouse from “software” to “hardware” in the Display config. Unfortunately, you need to make the change with no mouse. My solution was to click in box, cursor disappears, right click to get a menu, TAB and arrow keys are used to navigate to “Display” then ENTER. Navigate to the mouse selector and change “software” to “hardware”, Accept and quickly confirm in a new popup it reverts in a few seconds. I found this solution from a vm workstation forum from some years but did not bookmark.

2. Cannot get Boot Menu as hard drive boot occurs too quickly. This is a problem then booting to ubcd iso in order to extend the partitions. The solution is to add a delay in the startup so you can click in black box and hit ESC in order to bring up Boot menu. To add the delayput the following line to Neutrino641Target.vmx.
bios.bootDelay = "xxxx" where xxxx is delay in milliseconds, I used 10000, the max
You must power down Neutrino before editing as the file is writen as Neutrino exits.
I found this at https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1004129

My parts arrive this week so I will attempt the process.

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      06-17-2020, 02:29 PM   #118
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I received my adapter and msata drive.
The adapter I got is https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
All went smooth except the adapter fit in the CIC. The rotating drives I have including the original Toshiba and another I had out of and old laptop have little ears that help alignment of the connector as it is inserted. The Ableconn adapter does not have that. Out of ten insertion attempts maybe one goes in correctly. I know it is a mechanical issue because I cloned the SSD drive to a rotating drive and it works fine. I might remove some of the flange on the outside so I can see to align the inside connector but for now I am looking for a different adapter.

For the person who asked about using an external drive in Neutrino ntfs is only supported as a read only file system. FAT32 is supported as a USB file system. Add it as a hard drive and it auto mounts as something like /fs/hd1-dos/. Use df to see for your case. I used a fat32 thumb drive so I would have a copy of all the files in the partitions out of the virtual drive.

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